FedEx Field, located on a 200-acre plot, is the largest stadium in the National Football League (NFL) and is home to the Washington Redskins football team. The field contains for seating for 85,000 people and has sold out all non-premium tickets for every season since FedEx purchased the naming rights in November 1999.
From its opening in 1997 until 1999, the stadium was called Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, after the recently deceased owner of the team. During 2004-2010, the Redskins team as well as Redskins fans have set many different NFL records at FedEx Field. In 2005, the team set an NFL attendance record having drawn 716,998 total fans, and in 2007, the 27-6 Redskins win against the Dallas Cowboys set a record as the most watched game in Redskins history.
The stadium has a complex structure with five levels that helps facilitate the movement of thousands of fans that show up every football season. These levels include the Lower level, the Club level, the Lower and Upper Suite Levels, and the Suite Level. The Suite levels contain hundreds of suite, lounge, and luxury boxes designed to appeal to many different kinds of viewing tastes.
The stadium is the product of advanced sustainable energy technologies. In 2011, to reduce the field’s annual energy usage by 15%, NRG Energy and Clark Construction installed more than 8,000 solar panels in the stadium, creating the largest solar power installation in the metropolitan D.C. area. The installation of solar power in FedEx Field reduces the field’s carbon emissions by 1,780 metric tons, which is the equivalent of replacing almost 350 gasoline engines in cars with zero-emission electric engines. The installation also included 10 electric vehicle charging stations.
FedEx Field hosts several annual college football games, the most famous being the annual Prince George’s Classic -- a match usually held between two historically black universities -- and the Black Coaches Association Classic.
The field has also hosted various soccer matches but is not particularly well known as a soccer venue.
The stadium is located in Hyattsville, Maryland, about a mile away from the Morgan Boulevard D.C. Metro station. Of course, like most stadiums, FedEx Field is most easily accessible by car.
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The hotel complimentary shuttle is available to and from Union Station between the hours of 6:45 am to 12:00 noon with evening service from 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm in 15 min increments. NOTE- no mid day service. Service to and from Washington Hospital and DC Convention Center is available upon request with limited hours. Please see front desk for complete schedule and to sign up for the shuttle.
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